- Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray has a fan in Tyra Banks
- Even former supermodel Tyra Banks was all praise for Catriona Gray’s slow-motion turn during Miss Universe 2018’s preliminary competition
Catriona Gray can’t believe Tyra Banks’ reaction to her viral pageant walk
Catriona Gray said she still can’t wrap her head around the buzz surrounding her pageant walk, which got the approval of no less than Tyra Banks.
In an interview with MJ Marfori, Gray said that she had to double check if the reaction of supermodel Tyra Banks was real. “When I saw the comments on the phone I was just like ‘totoo ba ito? Si Tyra Banks ba ito? And then I checked the link she was commenting on and it was my video and I was like oh my god!!” she said.
“It’s like wow, wow! Even after preliminary, to see that much impact, I even saw myself like at a Thai TV station and Miss India came up to me and said she was like one of the Indian newspapers has even published about your walk and I was just like this is insane!” she said.
Tyra Banks has glowing words for Catriona Gray
The top model on Saturday expressed her awe at Gray’s show-stopping performance for the 67th Miss Universe preliminary competition, held in Thailand on Thursday.
A Twitter user mentioned Banks in his tweet featuring a recap of Gray’s performance during the swimsuit portion, saying the America’s Top Model host and executive producer will be proud of the Filipina beauty. Banks tweeted after watching a recap of Gray’s much-talked about performance, “I mean . . . Pinoy Power to the Max!!!”
I mean…Pinoy Power to the Max!!! https://t.co/ar22wLvw2k
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) December 15, 2018
Tyra Banks loves Pinay women
This isn’t the first time Banks has praised a Pinay. She also noticed young actress Maymay Entrata and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.
In 2015, Banks also noticed then Miss Universe winner Filipina Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach’s smize, saying “Dang, girl. You betta #SMIZE, @PiaWurtzbach for the win, girl! #MissUniverse2015 #MissPhilippines #Pinoy.”
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) December 21, 2015
Gray is making a bid for the Philippines’ fourth Miss Universe crown on Monday, December 17.